Loft 523 New Orleans
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Unfortunately wifi went down in our hotel for the remainder of our stay in New Orleans; you try remembering what you did when it involves Bourbon Street every afternoon and evening for 3 days! So for the sake of catching up...and taking the pressure off our hungover minds...we are doing a 3-day block blog. Woo hoo! In no particular order...
We woke up at 6.00am on the dot, loaded the car and headed round for breakfast and coffee! We had planned the route the day before and decided on the longer, more scenic route, which ran along the Gulf. We set off at 6.30am and I took the first stint in our 7 hour journey. The driving here passes really quickly. We put it down to being constantly …
... go or you can just walk. So I tried walking but was going in the complete opposite direction but no worries found a map and got to my destination haha. The Aquarium was very good I thought especially the mini Amazon walk way through the Jungle. I did not have a lot of time left to watch the big shark and fish tank at the end with what looked like a oil rig legs as there artificial reef.
The IMAX cinema was just a couple doors down and before going into the Aquarium ...
... we did call into a beautiful rest area for lunch, which was part of the visitor centre. The rest areas for people on the road here have all been very good – I do wonder what American visitors to New Zealand think about ours, which are often just a tiny off-road area alongside the highway with no facilities. All the ones we have visited are huge areas with always clean "restrooms", picnic tables etc and most of them have ...
... later we were finally able to get into our restaurant for supper at 9:30! The meal was worth the wait (Celine had salmon and I had mussels) and was a nice cap to the evening. Celine's feet were hurting so we considered taking a bicycle rickshaw back to our B&B, but when the driver heard we were in the Treme district, he declined. On our walk back we were entertained by a number of impromptu bands on the sidewalk and a couple of women step dancing in time to the music.
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